Please note that silver will naturally oxidize and darken over time. A few factors can contribute to the process such as contact with a humid environment, chemicals in lotions, perfumes or soaps. The skin acidity can also have an effect on the metal oxydation which is perfectly normal.
To keep your jewelry bright and shiny, try to store it away from direct light and avoid contact with chemicals or liquids. You can use a polishing cloth to gently polish your jewelry or you can also use Clay stone ( also called silver stone or white stone) to help clean and polish your silver pieces.
Fontennoy’s gold plated jewelry has a certified heavy gold plated coating of 3 microns using 18K gold. This heavy gold plated process allows your jewelry pieces to last longer.
Please be aware that contact with a humid environment, chemicals in lotions, skin acidity or perfumes or soaps can affect the gold layer on your jewelry. Swimming, showering, exercising or sleeping with your jewelry on is not recommended. As for silver jewelry, try to store it away from direct light.
I use natural pearls for all Fontennoy’s jewelry. Please note that freshwater pearls are fragile and do not get along well with water or chemicals product.